360cities is the preferred publishing platform for thousands of panorama photographers (and recently 360° video creators as well) from around the world. Our contributors have published hundreds of thousands of stunning, geo-referenced, interactive panoramic photos from all around the world. 360Cities offers you a unique proposition:
At 360Cities, we put our contributors first. All 360Cities contributors receive a customizable profile page where they can write about themselves and their work. Contributors always receive attribution for their work both on 360Cities properties and on those of our platform partners. Outstanding contributors earn recognition via our EXPERT badge and a select few can earn our MAESTRO badge. We celebrate the work of our contributors via our Featured Panorama of the Week and monthly Featured Contributors.
You can do both. Benefits from publishing on 360Cities are: exposure to our huge global audience; seeing your images on our well-designed platform; appearance in Google Earth and in the Oculus 360 Photos app; the ability to use our platform when you are selling your own photography services; view your images on iPad and iPhones, etc. We are a perfect solution if you don't feel like spending so much time on the publishing side of panoramic photography, and would like to spend more time taking photos. An easy way to begin is to 1) publish your panoramas on 360Cities and then 2) embed these into your own website. You'll also get some free high-performance hosting of your panoramas that way, which is a considerably good deal.
Millions of people visit 360cities.net to view our immersive 360° content! And all our image and video pages are indexed as search results in Google and other search engines. So, the better your content, title, tags, and description, the more people will find it. Features for our members include a special author page for each individual photographer. Your author page will show all your exclusive content globally - in other words, it's your own personal portfolio page on 360Cities.
Yes. You can choose to offer your panoramas for licensing both via 360Cities and our distribution partner Getty Images. Individual panoramas can be opted-out from licensing if you choose, while your others remain available. Everything is easily managed in your account settings. You can also of course continue selling your own work via your own website or by other means independent of 360Cities.
There is no commitment and no monthly charge for the BASIC account. You can keep your BASIC account as long as you wish.
Login on your account and visit this page, the Plan Page, and click on "Don’t renew". Your account won't be renewed. Then, you can wait until it simply expires. You will not be charged again.
You can select whether to pay via PayPal or with your credit card.
Your account will be automatically extended after one year, so you don’t have to worry about your business panoramas or sets being unpublished or your PRO embedded panos being downgraded or losing portfolio view mode. You can cancel the extend automatically option at any time during the term of your membership.
We've got a serious technology running on our distributed server infrastructure. Our publishing system completely automates the process of adding panoramas to the 360Cities map. All you have to do is upload stitched panoramas. Our system does everything else like processing the image for tiled display in our flash viewer, locating it properly on the map, etc. At the same time, you have many different controls and settings that you can choose to tweak if you want.
360Cities is dedicated to promoting the growth of interactive 360° content and the work of creators around the world. As a member, you can connect with other members and ask questions and share experiences about the best way to grow your skills and use 360cities.net.
If you have questions about 360Cities or our membership plans, or if you are having an issue with the sign-up process, please post them in our Contributors Feedback and Help Desk Support or contact us and we'll get right back to you.